Berry Street - Foster Care, Child Protection, Youth, Family Violence and Community Services

Welcome to Berry Street

Since 1877, Berry Street has chosen to work with children, young people and families, with the most challenging and complex needs, including those for whom we are often the last resort. Last year, we helped over 27,000 of the most disadvantaged children, young people and families across our community.

We believe all children should have good childhood, growing up feeling safe, nurtured and with hope for the future.


News & Events

Run Melbourne: thousands show their support
Thousands of participants turned out for the annual Run Melbourne event, raising much needed funds for charities, including Berry Street. read more

Foster family demand
Fostering a child can change their life. But according to Ballarat’s Berry Street intake and assessment practitioner Suzanne Pickard it can also change the lives of the family who take them more

Bushfire assistance
Berry Street and Nexus Primary Health are providing specialist services to adults, youth and children affected by the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires. read more

Showing respect
In a partnership project between Shepparton Council, Berry Street and FamilyCare, students from Goulburn Valley Grammar School and Notre Dame College have tapped into their creativity in the RESPECT competition. read more

Hume's violent reality
Hume is a hot bed for family violence, home to the highest number of reported incidents in the state, according to the latest crime statistics. read more

Special reunion
A former Berry Street baby and the nurses who cared for her as a very small child have had a heartwarming reunion after almost 50 years. read more

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